Hotel of the Week: Ballynahinch Castle
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Hotel of the Week: Ballynahinch Castle

Each week we highlight a beautiful British hotel

Craving a staycation? You’ve come to the right place. This week’s Hotel of the Week is Ballynahinch Castle.

Read our Great British & Irish Hotels Guide 2023

Hotel Of The Week: Win A Stay At Ballynahinch Castle

Ballynahinch hotel

Set at the foot of the Twelve Bens mountain range on the Wild Atlantic Way, Ballynahinch Castle has a history as colourful as its riverside
setting. Surrounded by 700 acres of rugged Connemara landscape, this Relais and Châteaux hotel has a big heart that captivates its many returning guests (it enchanted Seamus Heaney, who wrote his poem Ballynahinch Lake while staying here).

Bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and recently redecorated with elegant floral wallpaper and artworks; some also come with modern four-poster beds.

Ballynahinch Superior Double

The big draw is the superb salmon fishing (the atmospheric,wood-panelled pub is full of memorabilia and has a famous set of weighing scales) but other activities on offer include guided estate walks on woodland trails.

In the fine dining restaurant, which is hung with superb 20th century Irish art, the best tables are those overlooking the Owenmore River. Stewarding the kitchen is executive head chef Danni Barry, who took over in January 2023, and has created a sophisticated seasonal menu championing local produce and ingredients plucked straight from the hotel’s walled garden.

Ballynahinch Castle Review

Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 22 November 2023.

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Enter our Hotel of the Week competition for your chance to win a two-night bed & breakfast stay in a luxury room at Ballynahinch Castle, with dinner in the Owenmore Restaurant on one evening and a guided walk of the estate. Enter here for your chance to win!